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Christopher Ridgeway Frazier (born 7 September 1967[1] in Bethesda, Maryland, United States[2]) is a musician who has been a world-class drummer, and known in the professional ranks since he started recording and touring with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai from 1985 through 2001. Frazier was the touring drummer with classic rock icon, Eddie Money from 2003 through 2006, when he was approached to become the drummer of veteran rock band Whitesnake.

Chris Frazier
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Frazier performing with Foreigner at Centro de Convenciones Claro, Lima-Peru, 02/04/2013
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Frazier
Born (1967-09-07) 7 September 1967 (age 52)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
GenresHard rock, Heavy metal, Instrumental rock, Progressive metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, piano
LabelsGeffen, SPV,
Associated actsWhitesnake, Eddie Money, Doug Aldrich, Steve Vai, Tak Matsumoto Group, Edgar Winter, Eric Sardinas, Foreigner, Tribe After Tribe

Frazier was called up by David Coverdale in May 2006, Coverdale took an instant liking to him. Frazier had done work extensive with Whitesnakes guitar player, Doug Aldrich in the past.[3] Frazier was with Whitesnake through December, 2010 and appeared on their 2008 album Good to Be Bad and toured with Whitesnake in support of the album.

Before Whitesnake, Frazier worked with Eddie Money (2003–2006), Edgar Winter and TMG (Tak Matsumoto Group), which featured Jack Blades and Eric Martin as well. Chris had worked with Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich on his solo albums, and with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai.

Frazier is currently the drummer for the iconic rock band Foreigner, having joined in September 2012.


  1. ^ [1] Archived July 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Edgar Winter Backstage Area". Retrieved 2014-07-17.
  3. ^ "Chris Frazier | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 2014-07-17.

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